Seasons – SADLY NOW CLOSED Soup I was sad to see Bangkok Bar and Port of Siam close down, but when my friend Matt told me he was taking over the property to resurrect Festival cocktail pop-up the Liquor Library in the basement and convert the upstairs into a Nordic inspired restaurant, I was intrigued …

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The Walnut Exterior It’s always good to get tip offs about new places, particularly when they come from respected sources like Barry Bryson. Barry passed on a mention of The Walnut, newly opened where Cafe No9 used to trade on Croall Place. I made a note to visit at my earliest opportunity, which presented itself …

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Royal Exchange Coffee House Interior I’d heard that Mary King’s Close had done some re-jigging within their popular tourist attraction to use the Burgh Courtroom as a more extensive cafe. This didn’t really register with me as a significant matter, but I chanced across their menu and it seemed to have a decent focus on …

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Squash risottoWhile I’d seen positive reports about the Stockbridge Restaurant, I’d been circumspect about visiting as their PR people had plugged the place to death and I was totally bored of reading about it. However, when one of my annual Christmas lunches was booked there, I was pretty pleased to try it in this context, …

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ExteriorI’d popped in for a quick espresso at Cassia, the other day, and made a note to visit for some food when I next got the chance. That came around today on a drab Wednesday. When I’d visited before, I wasn’t that impressed with the coffee, as while it was very good quality Artisan Roast …

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